Too Much Too Soon: Holocaust Memory in Zionist Propaganda and Foreign Aid Fundraising in the Post-World War Two Moment

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710 Social Sciences

267 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

In the aftermath of the Second World War, individuals, communities and nations were struggling to forge a path forward. This was particularly true for survivors of the Holocaust, many of whom were trapped in Displaced Persons Camps run by the Allied Occupation Armies, and located mainly in Germany. In his presentation, Ryken Farr will discuss findings from his research on the work of Zionist organizations and international aid organizations in the DP Camps and on behalf of the DPs/survivors. As Ryken shows, these organizations' actions often stood in tension with the lived reality of the survivors themselves.

Ryken Farr is a second-year History undergraduate at the University of Minnesota supported by minors in Jewish Studies and German, with a concentration in Holocaust Studies. He is the recipient of the Leo and Lillian Gross Scholarship in Jewish Studies, and is currently the student worker with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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